If I am late to church or any other meeting please know that...
Davin may have had a hard time eating this morning. Some days he eats quickly and other days needs a lot more time. Some days he coughs and coughs while eating and I have to slow way down. Some days I shed some tears while dealing with this.
Right before leaving, I may have realized that Davin really needed a nebulizer treatment. It takes time and I can't mess around with him not having one if he needs it.
Davin may need to be changed (again), except that I didn't realize it until he was already in the car. I then had to take him out of the car, take him in the house, change him and get him back into the car.
Maybe Davin's breakfast got all over his clothes and I had to change his shirt or pants before heading out the door. If I had to change his pants, then I may have had to take his MAFOs and shoes off as well.
Even though I look like I have things together, I don't always. Sometimes I am frazzled. Sometimes I am overwhelmed. I like to look like I have things under control. Know that on the outside, I may be handling things, but on the inside, I may not be.
When you met me and asked me how old my kids are and I answered 19, 21, 25 and 27, that is really very deceiving. You think I am a parent of all adult children and can easily come and go. I do not go anywhere very easily and have spent 26 of the last 27 years with a baby in a lot of ways. As hard as I try to be the parent of adult children because that is the normal progression of things, I have to realize that in many ways, I am not.
Please know that I am still feeding my child every.single.meal that he eats every.single.day. I will never be able to remind him to eat his breakfast and then be able to walk away and get myself ready.